Spot sampler

German
1669


Object Place: Germany (possibly)

Dimensions

52.3 x 65 cm (20 9/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.289

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, wool, cotton, and metallic thread; beads applied

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Center top, Saint Catharine, center bottom, Virgin and child, variety of birds, animals, flowers and plants and geometric ornaments scattered over ground. Worked with white cotton, polychrome silks and gold and silver metal thread in tent, rococo and knot stitches. Eyes of two birds and of Saint Catharine formed by jet beads. Hair of Saint Catharine and of lion made of looped threads. In lower left center: 1669 MAÖ. Worn in many places. Several small holes.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection